why i am where i am. you all don't get to see the inner workings behind the scenes of the senate. i think there's a ton of relationships between both sides of the party, and i just don't shink it's near what you thik % fact, we don't come together and make the hard choices and the sacrifices that are necessary, then we're all going to pay a very big price for that, and we will be responsible for that by not working together. >> senators, i would be delighted to come down to washington and test your theory that all is now glowing in the garden. >> love to have you. come on down. >> i'll take you up on that. we can all have a cup of tea and chew the fat now that we're all getting on so famously. thank you both very much. >> you're welcome. next a man who has a lot to say about, well, just about everything. the very opinionated new voice of "the new york times," frank bruni. in 16 years at "the new york times," frank bruni has been washington correspondent, rome bureau chief, restaurant critic, and as of last month, the new op ed columnist. he's a man of strong opinions. frank bruni joins me now. frank, come on, which of all these myriad of roles that you've had have you most enjoyed, do you think? >> this one's so new, i can't weigh in on it yet. rome bureau chief was a pretty nice gig. >> yeah, you're living in rome, beautiful italian women. what's not to love, huh? >> the women wouldn't have done so much for me. i like to look at beautiful things, period. but, you know, i had a reason, a charge to travel around one of the most beautiful countries in the world to find interesting stories.